Sunshine State Matchup Awaits Commodores

Women's Lacrosse 4/5/2019 9:58:00 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt continues conference play on the road Saturday against No. 17 Florida at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. The matchup is set for 11:00 a.m. CT.

The Commodores (9-2, 1-0) are off to their best start in program history through 11 games. The Dores won their first conference game last Sunday vs. East Carolina, 14-10. The Dores utilized multiple 3-0 runs to keep the game out of reach from the Pirates.

Melanie Becker hauled in a career-high seven draw controls in the game, five of which led to immediate goals. She secured American Athletic Conference Honor Roll honors for her efforts.

The Commodores have utilized both a strong offense and defense as they rank second nationally in assists per game (8.82), third in caused turnovers per game (13.36) and sixth in points per game (24.00).

They also find themselves nationally ranked ninth in free-position percentage (.500), 10th in scoring margin (6.09) and 11th in scoring offense (15.18).

Several Commodores find themselves ranked individually near some of the nation’s best, as well.

Gabby Fornia, the team leader in assists (27) and points (40), is currently 14th in the country in assists and 12th in assists per game (2.45).

Melissa Hawkins has been an anchor on defense and is currently ranked 10th in caused turnovers per game (2.27).

Sophie Furlong, the team’s leading goal scorer (22), has the ninth-best shot percentage in the country (0.611).

Vanderbilt’s starting goalkeeper, Lily Argyle, ranks 15th nationally in goals-against average with her mark of 9.14.

Saturday’s matchup is set to stream live on YouTube at YouTube.com/FloridaGators.